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The chance of earthquake damage in Cross Plains is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Cross Plains is about the same as Texas average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #1515

Cross Plains, TX
0.00
Texas
0.04
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

Cross Plains, TX
0.0000
Texas
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #882

Cross Plains, TX
204.11
Texas
208.58
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 2,939 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cross Plains, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:3Dense Fog:0Drought:36
Dust Storm:0Flood:303Hail:1,687Heat:5Heavy Snow:7
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:11
Thunderstorm Winds:814Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:6Winter Storm:15Winter Weather:16
Other:25 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cross Plains, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Cross Plains, TX.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Cross Plains, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 64 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cross Plains, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.71994-05-29232°11'N / 99°12'W32°07'N / 99°09'W6.00 Miles200 Yards03500K0Callahan
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Cottonwood and moved southeast through Cross Plains doing heavy damage. Eighteen homes were destroyed and one hundred were damaged. Ninety percent of the businesses in town were damaged.
5.61955-06-04232°03'N / 99°08'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Brown
9.21970-04-26232°00'N / 99°24'W32°07'N / 99°12'W14.20 Miles440 Yards0025K0Coleman
13.91973-04-22232°17'N / 99°19'W0.30 Mile100 Yards003K0Callahan
17.01976-04-19332°04'N / 98°53'W2.20 Miles250 Yards000K0Comanche
18.51962-06-01232°20'N / 99°22'W012.5M0Callahan
19.11977-04-20232°24'N / 99°18'W32°24'N / 99°08'W9.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Callahan
20.01975-03-17232°16'N / 98°56'W32°23'N / 98°54'W8.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Eastland
23.41989-06-07232°23'N / 99°28'W32°24'N / 99°22'W6.00 Miles80 Yards0025K0Callahan
24.41982-03-14332°06'N / 99°37'W32°09'N / 99°33'W3.50 Miles173 Yards002.5M0Callahan
25.41962-05-31332°18'N / 99°33'W2.00 Miles33 Yards020K0Callahan
25.61975-05-13331°50'N / 99°26'W0.10 Mile27 Yards250K0Coleman
25.61992-03-03231°50'N / 99°26'W0.50 Mile100 Yards01250K0Coleman
26.71976-04-19531°43'N / 99°04'W31°49'N / 98°56'W10.50 Miles440 Yards0112.5M0Brown
27.01982-03-14332°05'N / 99°38'W32°06'N / 99°37'W2.00 Miles173 Yards052.5M0Taylor
27.01970-10-22232°23'N / 98°49'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Eastland
27.11957-04-19232°24'N / 98°50'W0.30 Mile17 Yards003K0Eastland
27.11965-05-15231°46'N / 99°21'W000K0Coleman
27.11965-05-15231°46'N / 99°21'W000K0Coleman
27.41960-10-13231°47'N / 98°57'W31°48'N / 98°53'W4.30 Miles17 Yards012.5M0Brown
27.42003-05-15232°30'N / 99°20'W32°30'N / 99°19'W1.50 Miles800 Yards0050K0Shackelford
 Brief Description: Two tornadoes paralleled one another. This tornado was the southern tornado track and destroyed oil storage tanks, oil equipment, a small building, and a couple of recreational vehicles. A trained spotter reported that this tornado was multiple vortex. The survey team noted separate damage areas south and southwest of the main track. A warm front was located near Abilene as strong upper level energy moved in from the west. Several thunderstorms developed along and to the north of the front with two storms becoming supercells and producing most of the severe weather that evening. One supercell moved across Fisher county into Jones county with only reports of hail and funnel clouds. Another supercell formed to the south of the first supercell just to the northwest of Abilene. This supercell became the dominant storm just north of Abilene and continued to intensify as it moved across Shackelford county and continued east to near Ranger. One tornado was reported in extreme southern Jones county just north of Abilene and four more tornadoes were confirmed across southern Shackelford county.
27.41982-05-12331°54'N / 98°44'W32°03'N / 98°44'W9.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Comanche
27.61950-04-28432°25'N / 99°30'W32°25'N / 99°29'W1.30 Miles233 Yards55250K0Callahan
28.21971-05-08231°59'N / 99°37'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Coleman
28.31970-04-26231°55'N / 98°45'W1.00 Mile267 Yards0225K0Comanche
29.51982-03-14332°04'N / 99°42'W32°05'N / 99°38'W5.00 Miles173 Yards052.5M0Coleman
30.11954-02-19232°13'N / 98°41'W32°15'N / 98°39'W3.00 Miles17 Yards0225K0Eastland
30.52003-05-15232°33'N / 99°18'W32°33'N / 99°20'W1.50 Miles450 Yards003K0Shackelford
 Brief Description: This was the northern tornado track of the two that paralleled one another. This tornado snapped and stripped large trees and ripped up some T post fence along it's path. It seems that the tree damage was more severe on this track. A warm front was located near Abilene as strong upper level energy moved in from the west. Several thunderstorms developed along and to the north of the front with two storms becoming supercells and producing most of the severe weather that evening. One supercell moved across Fisher county into Jones county with only reports of hail and funnel clouds. Another supercell formed to the south of the first supercell just to the northwest of Abilene. This supercell became the dominant storm just north of Abilene and continued to intensify as it moved across Shackelford county and continued east to near Ranger. One tornado was reported in extreme southern Jones county just north of Abilene and four more tornadoes were confirmed across southern Shackelford county.
30.61976-05-25332°29'N / 99°35'W32°28'N / 99°24'W10.80 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Callahan
31.41979-04-10331°44'N / 99°43'W31°55'N / 99°25'W21.70 Miles880 Yards012.5M0Coleman
32.11993-10-12232°07'N / 98°37'W25.00 Miles800 Yards0125.0M0Comanche
 Brief Description: Ten houses were destroyed, and 12 persons were injured.
32.31982-05-12331°50'N / 98°41'W31°54'N / 98°44'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Comanche
32.51979-04-10231°58'N / 99°45'W31°59'N / 99°38'W6.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Coleman
36.41976-05-25332°30'N / 99°39'W32°29'N / 99°35'W4.30 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Taylor
36.61979-05-21332°34'N / 98°49'W2.00 Miles1320 Yards000K0Stephens
37.01973-03-10232°20'N / 99°45'W0125K0Taylor
37.31958-04-28331°54'N / 98°36'W31°57'N / 98°33'W4.90 Miles880 Yards00250K0Comanche
37.31979-04-10231°58'N / 99°48'W31°58'N / 99°45'W2.70 Miles100 Yards000K0Runnels
37.41970-04-26232°12'N / 99°48'W0.10 Mile200 Yards003K0Taylor
37.61979-10-30232°13'N / 99°48'W0025K0Taylor
38.11982-03-14232°05'N / 99°53'W32°07'N / 99°45'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Taylor
39.01976-05-26332°31'N / 99°39'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00250K0Jones
39.91990-04-05232°27'N / 99°44'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Taylor
40.12004-03-04232°07'N / 99°55'W32°14'N / 99°47'W10.00 Miles440 Yards02800K0Taylor
 Brief Description: A quickly moving tornado tore a 10 mile path through southern Taylor County. This tornado hit the community of Tuscola, where it damaged the Jim Ned high school injuring two people. A strong upper level disturbance combined with a strong surface low pressure system moving across West Central Texas produced a significant squall line that moved through the entire San Angelo county warning area. This squall line was accompanied by 60 to 80 MPH winds which produced widespread damage, especially across the Big Country. Embedded within the squall line, were several Supercell thunderstorms which produced nine tornadoes within the San Angelo county warning area.
40.51976-05-25332°34'N / 99°41'W32°30'N / 99°39'W5.20 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Jones
41.11982-06-19231°47'N / 99°45'W31°45'N / 99°42'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Coleman
41.41990-04-25232°05'N / 98°28'W32°06'N / 98°27'W1.20 Miles50 Yards0025.0M0Comanche
42.31965-05-15332°27'N / 99°44'W32°35'N / 99°43'W9.30 Miles100 Yards02250K0Jones
42.81982-06-19231°50'N / 99°50'W31°47'N / 99°45'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Runnels
42.81990-04-25232°06'N / 98°27'W32°08'N / 98°25'W2.80 Miles50 Yards0025.0M0Erath
43.11982-03-14232°04'N / 99°55'W32°05'N / 99°53'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Runnels
43.61957-08-12232°35'N / 99°41'W0.50 Mile7 Yards003K0Jones
43.71979-04-10331°42'N / 99°45'W31°44'N / 99°43'W3.30 Miles880 Yards003K0Runnels
43.81979-10-30332°37'N / 98°59'W32°48'N / 98°45'W18.60 Miles127 Yards002.5M0Stephens
44.31982-05-12231°48'N / 98°28'W31°58'N / 98°28'W10.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Comanche
44.81965-05-12232°00'N / 99°57'W32°00'N / 99°53'W4.10 Miles440 Yards013K0Runnels
44.91960-05-04232°05'N / 98°24'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Erath
45.81982-03-14331°52'N / 100°09'W32°04'N / 99°42'W30.00 Miles173 Yards042.5M0Runnels
46.01969-05-06232°37'N / 99°42'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Jones
46.61982-05-12231°38'N / 98°34'W31°42'N / 98°36'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Mills
46.71971-02-18232°00'N / 99°57'W0.50 Mile100 Yards003K0Runnels
47.51971-02-18231°57'N / 99°57'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Runnels
47.71978-07-03232°29'N / 99°52'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Taylor
49.81976-04-19232°00'N / 98°25'W32°02'N / 98°14'W11.10 Miles300 Yards0025K0Erath


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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